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Artist Narratives - Rose English in conversation with Jean Wainwright

  • 21 July 2022, 5-6pm
  • Online
Post advertising event with image by Penny Slinger
I Speak What I See, 1973. © Penny Slinger. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2022

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What is the legacy of a performance as it is revisited and evolves over time? How can works of performance be documented with intellectual rigour and clarity, without contaminating the original work?

In this event we explored the lifespan of an artwork - from archive to performance, with celebrated performance artist Rose English and acclaimed art historian and curator Jean Wainwright.

Rose English has been writing, directing and performing her own work for over 45 years. Celebrated works such as Quadrille (1975, 2013) have been revisited since their original staging, and are now part of major collections including TATE, to be discovered by new audiences and emerging generations of artists.

English discussed the act of re-making an artwork; how it adapts to new contexts and the framing evolves. Central to this is the physicality of archival materials and the array of ephemera and objects, which English has embraced in re-telling the story of some of her most notable works.